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Gray narrowly tops Linares for treasurer, Miller gets GOP nod for comptroller

MASHANTUCKET — The Republican State Convention endorsed retired investment executive Thad Gray of Salisbury for state treasurer over Sen. Art Linares of Westbrook by a razor-thin 14 votes. It also endorsed Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller for comptroller over Litchfield businessman Mark Greenberg, though that nomination also might be settled at a primary. Continue Reading →

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Klarides says nothing political in late arrival at RNC

CLEVELAND — House Minority Leader Themis Klarides of Derby arrived here Thursday morning, saying she was delayed by a need to spend time with her ailing father, not a desire to distance herself from Donald J. Trump, the Republican National Convention or the GOP platform. Sen. Art Linares of Westbrook showed up Wednesday night. Continue Reading →

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Establishment well-represented among Trump’s CT delegates

Connecticut’s delegation to the Republican National Convention will be a mix of neophytes smitten with the outsider politics of Donald J. Trump, as well as pillars of a GOP establishment still adjusting to him as the party’s presumptive nominee. The delegation includes three former state chairs, six legislators and a Greenwich fundraiser who was an ambassador under George W. Bush. Continue Reading →

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CT’s Senate’s only Hispanic would have voted ‘no’ on aid to undocumented students

The state Senate’s only Hispanic member missed a vote Wedensday night on a bill that would make undocumented students eligible for a pool of college financial aid money. The bill passed 21-13 and was sent to the House, but Sen. Art Linares now says he would have voted against it. Continue Reading →

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